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MSgt. (Ret) Willis W. Halliday, Jr., US Army
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Master Sergeant (Ret) Willis W. "Doc" Halliday, Jr., US Army, age 78, of Carlisle, died Friday, January 21, 2011 at his home. He was born on Friday, July 15, 1932, in Troy, NY, a son of the late Willis W. and Clara (Angus) Halliday.

Willis graduated from Troy High School, Troy, NY. He was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Doc retired from the United States Army in 1969 as a Master Sergeant and was awarded many honors and medals for his service to his country. After retiring from the Army, Doc served as an officer with the Carlisle Police Department for several years and then retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot after more than ten years of service. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 1299, American Legion Post 101, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 761, White Circle Club and a life member of V.F.W. Post 477, all of Carlisle.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Ruth M. (Bartlow) Halliday, four sons; Col. (Ret) Alan W. Halliday, M.D., US Army (and his wife, Ann) of San Antonio, TX, Sgt. Major (Ret) William E. Halliday, USMC (and his wife, Eileen) of North Carolina, Glenn W. Halliday of Carlisle and Pastor Mark S. Halliday (and his wife, Sue) of Roaring Springs, a brother, Paul Halliday of Ohio, a sister, Fay Olszowy of Riverside, CA, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers; Richard and James Halliday and sister, Susan Marhafer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Mark S. Halliday officiating. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

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I am so sorry for your loss. Besides knowing Alan, I feel a connection because my Dad was a career Marine (1942-1968)and was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War.

LaDonne O'Connor
To the Halliday Family,
Losing a loved one is difficult and words will never capture the heart felt sorrow one feels when a parent dies. It has always been the good memories, life lessons, and good times that have helped me through these times. For when a parent passes it's a loss of one's true hero/role mode.
With warm regards,

Tequila E. Langham

 Our deepest condolences at the passing of your Dad.

Randolph K Hays
We are so sorry to learn about the passing of MSgt Halliday (USN Ret.) He was a devout patroit, community leader and family man. His services to the VFW and the Cumberland County Honor Guard are deeply appreciated and will be sorely missed.  God speed to his entire family.

David L Erickson, Past VFW Commander
Mark & Sue and family.
  Our condolences and prayers to you all.

Darlene & John McCabe, Landisburg
 Dear Ruth and Family,
My wife Faye and I offer our condolences for your loss. I am an Honor Guard member of the 1st Squad and will miss Doc. I have fond memories of our trips to Washington D. C. in our attempts to make our wishes known to our Representatives. May our Father comfort you during your time of sorrow.
Lonnie K. Frampton
Dear Ruth Halliday and Family,

We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.  Our deepest condolences.

Tom and Joan Weiss
Dear Ruth and Sons,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Bill.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carol Halliday Elia
May God comfort you in this time of loss.
Our prayers are will you and your family Mrs. Halliday.

Pauline Amick (Bare Memoraial Church of God)

I just want to send my condolences to my Uncle's family for the loss of their father.  I am the son of Susan Marhafer, Uncle Billy's younger sister.  My prayers are with you all. God Bless!!

Jeff Galluzzo

So sorry to hear of your loss.  I'm sure he will be missed.  Reading the obituary in the paper my Mother sent to me brought back allot of memories as well.  God Bless!
Wayne Durnin
previously of Harriet St, currently of Spokane, WA

I have never met a man who loved the Army more than Doc. He was a  patriot who never wavered in his beliefs and dedication to his country. He was always first in the chow line -- I am certain he is now first in God's line.

Col. (Ret) David E. Crew


I was extremely saddened to hear that Bill had passed away, and extend my sympathy in your time of sorrow.  If there is anything I can do to help, let me know.

Harvie Beavers


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